Walter Trout used to play for John Mayall and Canned Heat. But now he can look back on a solo career of almost 25 years. Time to finally pay tribute to one of his great role models, Luther Allison. The two musicians first met for lunch in 1986 at Claude Nobs' house high in the Alps above Lake Geneva. In the evening they were on stage together for the only time. The idea for the new album germinated in Trout after Allison died in 1997. Now the 62-year-old American has implemented this plan. He was supported by the band that had already supported him on his highly acclaimed 2012 album "Blues For The Modern Daze", consisting of drummer Michael Leasure, bassist Rick Knapp and keyboarder Sammy Avila. The result is one of the best Chicago Blues releases of the last ten years with "Cherry Red Wine" as the highlight and Trout's "When Luther Sang The Blues" as the crowning finale. An album full of passion ("Pain In The Streets"), in which at most two takes were made from each title.
Top track: Cherry Red Wine